this is the 135th in my series of posts on forgotten or seldom read books
Return of the Dinosaurs by Resnick & Greenberg, Editors, Berkeley Prime Crime 1997 – paperback, science fiction short story collection
“Petting Zoo” by Gene Wolfe is very good; I thought it had a Ray Bradbury “Dandelion Wine” feel to it. Even better, outstanding in fact, is “Flight” by Michelle Sagara West. This is a story of a very unusual obsession and West sets it up beautifully and gives us a little twist at the end that got me thinking, and second guessing. There was something in this story that really clicked with me and I’d like to see it expanded to novel length just to delve into the history and future of these people and events. I had never heard of Michelle Sagara West but based on this story I will look for her other works.
Also very good are Karen Taylor’s “Romeo Falling” and “Stomping Mad” by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, which is both SF and a mystery of sorts. The setting is a science fiction-fantasy convention.
Inexpensive copies of this are available in the usual places.
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